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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on October 25, 2012 at 2:29pm

My memory is shot.  Don't know if I've posted this one before.

Comment by booklover on October 25, 2012 at 2:28pm

lol Ian, that's true.  Poor puppy.

Good motto Patricia. :)

Spud, glad you enjoyed the pics, and thanks.  I feel fine today.

It's sort-of overcast but warmish here in Northern IL, and it's supposed to drop like 30 degrees into the 40's by tomorrow morning.  Weather, make up your mind! ;)~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on October 25, 2012 at 1:48pm

There's always someone who's worse off.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 1:13pm

Steph, I've noticed you and Joan call me Idaho Spud, and I've been wondering why because is sounds so very formal to me.  I also wonder if you want me to call you by your full name.  If so I will.

Personally, I prefer to be called Spud.  When I was on the real-time chat in "Life After Mormonism", some people called me Spud, some Idaho, and some IS.  I didn't like IS because I often confused it with the word "is", which often was capitalized for emphasis.  I like Idaho a little, but just like the sound of Spud the best.

However, you can call me whatever you're comfortable with :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2012 at 1:04pm

Glad your feeling better Booklover, and I got some smiles from your Cat Mix and Vampire pictures :)

Patricia, that's one of my mottos also.

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 12:58pm

Patricia that is so true! Thanks for posting that quote

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2012 at 11:18am

Thanks for the Meow Mix cat and vampire skills chuckles, booklover.

We’ll miss Chris.

I haven’t decorated, just bought candy.

Yes, you’re seductive enough, Steph. *snort*

Our new TV was just delivered. The old one died just before the 3rd debate.

Have a good day, All!

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 10:55am

Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2012 at 10:50am

Hey Melinda - so sad to hear you are feeling bad. I just adore those cute cat pics you posted. I am taking them for my collection.

Everyone get their house all decorated for Halloween? This year is going so fast!

Comment by booklover on October 25, 2012 at 7:39am

Much better this a.m., thanks everyone.  Hope your bill isn't too high Chris!

 

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